As violence among the army and paramilitary forces enters its second week in Sudan, a number of countries are withdrawing their citizens from the country.
On Monday, India, Pakistan, and China started evacuating their citizens from Sudan, which is now experiencing turmoil.
Beijing has announced that its Foreign Ministry has sent a team of workers to Sudan and that the initial set of Chinese personnel has been successfully evacuated to a nation that borders Sudan.
‘We are exerting every effort to ensure the security of our countrymen in Sudan and are working to devise a strategy for their removal and relocation at this time,’ said spokeswoman Mao Ning, who was quoted in an announcement released by the ministry.
The army including the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has started their second week of fierce warfare despite a short ceasefire for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr. As a result, a number of countries have begun to evacuate their foreign employees and residents from Sudan.
Since the Sudanese Armed Forces along with the RSF, which the armed forces had branded a rebel group, came into a confrontation on April 15, in Khartoum and other towns, a minimum of 413 persons have been murdered and 3,551 others have been injured.
The conflict began in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, and spread to other cities.
A dispute that has been going on between the RSF and the army over the topic of military security reform for the past few months has escalated into a heated conflict.
One of the primary focuses of the negotiating process that took place by international as well as local groups for the transition from military control to democratic government and civilian is going to be addressed by this reform in the shape of the RSF’s complete integration into the army.
India’s senior diplomat, S. Jaishankar, has stated that the country has begun an effort for evacuating its nations that are currently imprisoned in Sudan.
Operation Kaveri, which aims to bring back American citizens who are now stuck in Sudan, has begun. Approximately five hundred Indians have made it to Port Sudan. There are yet more coming. They will be brought back to their homeland by our aircraft and ships as soon as they are ready. On Twitter, Jaishankar stated that they were “committed to assisting all our brothers in Sudan.”
Officials in Pakistan have stated that they are making preparations to bring their citizens back home from African society.
We will continue to monitor the situation in Sudan and collaborate with our diplomatic missions located in the area to find a way to help Pakistanis living there.
According to a tweet from Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry, 427 citizens of the country made it to Port Sudan without incident and are currently being housed while plans for their subsequent voyage are planned. Pakistan is a South Asian nation with a Muslim majority.
In addition, Japan is removing its nationals from the country Sudan.
France has offered assistance to Tokyo and helped remove Japanese people from the African nation that is now experiencing strife.
In the Japanese newspaper Kyodo News, which is based in Tokyo, the refugees were loaded onto buses supplied by the Turkish government and driven to Ethiopia.
In addition, Japan has sent three planes to the country of Djibouti in the Cape of Africa to assist with evacuations. These aircraft landed on Sunday.